Geographical Society of Philadelphia

FOSTERING GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

Leon McCarron – 130th Explorer of the Year

Congratulations to LeonMcCarron …the #GeoSocietyPhila recipient of the special Cecilia Beaux pin which has previously been awarded to explorers such as #RobertPeary, #TheodoreRoosevelt, #NeilArmstrong, #DianaNyad, and #DerrickPitts – to name just a few. Each year since 1891, the Legacy Event honors individuals based on their work in exploring the world[…]

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Our Partners and Sponsors

The Geographical Society of Philadelphia sincerely thanks all partners and friends. Past and current supporters  include:    The Frederick and Colette B. Heldring Charitable Fund – for their continuous support of GEO’s educational programs.  American Philosophical Society  Pyramid Club Philadelphia   The Union League of Philadelphia  Historic Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Preservation[…]

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Exploration Through Cultural Exchange – PEOPLE/PLACES/PERSPECTIVES

The mission of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia is to promote the discovery and appreciation of the many wonders of our world. The Society supports world exploration by presenting enlightening programs on travel, geography, science, history, exploration, and world cultures to its members and the public in the Philadelphia area.

Early in 1891, the eminent Curator-in-charge at the Academy of Natural Sciences invited interested men and women to join him in forming the Geographical Club of Philadelphia. A year later, Professor Angelo Heilprin (1853-1907)‘s new science club had over a hundred members from many walks of life. (“Society” replaced “Club” in 1897). The Charter of April 1893 summed up ambitious goals: the advancement of the science of geography and of geographical studies and exploration; the recording of discoveries; and the presentation of researches.

Members and friends of the @geosocietyphila celebrate being together simply because we love #Philadelphia and love to learn from each other by sharing our experiences, having fun, and continuously learning. Cultural exchange doesn’t get any better than this! Join us!

Stay tuned for our upcoming programs and news! 

 

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